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October 20, 2010 2:05:41 AM

Hello all, I would like to build my son a computer for WOW (Cataclysm). I have tried researching what I need to order, but it is way over my head. The last machine I built was a P3. Thank you in advance for your help.

Approximate Purchase Date: (this week)


Budget Range: approx $700


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Used to play WOW (Cataclysm) only.)


Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Any)


Country of Origin: (USA)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (None)


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: (1920x1200)


October 20, 2010 2:23:11 AM

Thank you, I updated my question with your suggestion.
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October 20, 2010 5:09:46 AM

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October 20, 2010 4:19:03 PM

A good build by karma831 for under $700.
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October 20, 2010 7:19:28 PM

Can you please also recommend a power supply.
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October 20, 2010 7:39:55 PM

That is a great build recommended by Karma. Also, the power supply is included in a combo deal with the video card. Karma's build has everything your son will need to play WOW at very nice settings.
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October 20, 2010 8:49:01 PM

Thank you all for the help!!!
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October 21, 2010 8:24:01 PM

Sorry one last question, do I also need to order a wireless card? If I do, can you recommend one. I have an N wireless router.
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October 21, 2010 8:35:35 PM

You would only need a wireless card if the PC is in a different room than the internet access. In which case, you would want one so you have access to the internet.

If you have the PC in the same room as the internet access, I would just run a Ethernet cable from the router to the Ethernet port on the PC. This is the easiest way to hook it up.
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October 21, 2010 9:50:59 PM

Can you recommend a wireless card for an N network?
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October 28, 2010 2:02:05 AM

Thank you all for the help. The machine is up and running and works great. My son could not be happier!
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November 4, 2010 1:20:55 AM

Best answer selected by Mike5150.
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December 22, 2010 7:12:47 AM

Hey guys, I had a few questions about this build.... and no i dont know anything at all...

one: could i use(would this be better?) a NVIVIA card instead and intel i5?
two: will this lag at all? im looking at a lot of stuff going on in game. (Still WoW)

Thank You very much inadvance
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